Earnest: ‘You Don’t Need Fancy Legal Degree To Understand What Congress Intended’

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In response to the devastating ruling striking down Obamacare subsidies in states which opted out of exchanges, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “You don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand that Congress intended for every eligible American to have access to tax credits that would lower their healthcare costs, regardless of whether it was state officials or federal officials who were running the marketplace.”

Has Mr. Earnest been reading Robert Bork or Antonin Scalia in his free time? Dude sounds like a Born Again Originalist.

Imagine if Mr. Earnest or his boss used the “You don’t need a fancy legal degree to understand the intent of Congress” rule to other controversial subjects of our time?

Tesla: It’s Not Just For Rich D-Bags Anymore

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Tesla, the trendy electric car manufacturer, has announced they’ll be releasing a new model priced at about $35,000. This is a huge drop from the $100,000+ models they’ve manufactured to date.

The media frenzy over the announcement has been near-orgasmic as some (such as Gizmodo.com) are hailing the new, affordable model as being the most significant automotive release since the Model T.

Get Ready For ‘Clinton: The Musical’

In this image taken from video, Monica Lewinsky embraces President Clinton as he greeted well-wishers at a White House lawn party in Washington Nov. 6, 1996

There’s no doubt the Clinton presidency was like a soap opera with infidelity, lying, over-the-top acting (complete with lip biting), betrayal, and the occasional thrown lamp.

But now, the reality series that was the “Bill and Hill Show” is being adapted as a different kind of opera … well, a musical theatre production, to be precise.

“Clinton: The Musical” opens this weekend in New York at the New York Musical Theater Festival.

The Paul and Michael Hodge musical features a duet between Bill and Hillary in which they work on the 1998 State of the Union address. It was a critical speech meant to divert the American people’s attention away from the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Greatest Dad Ever Claims Desert Territory as ‘Kingdom’ So Daughter Can Be Princess

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Meet Jeremiah Heaton of Abingdon, Va., the greatest dad … ever.

His seven-year-old daughter, Emily, is obsessed with princesses. Nothing remarkable there, both of my daughters were pretty into princesses at that age. (My oldest is a teenager but is still known to seek out ‘Little Mermaid’ clothes when visiting the House of the Mouse in Anaheim.)

But Heaton did a whole lot more than the average dad would do. Most of us would dutifully take our little girl to the Disney store and shell out way too much money for some cheesy princess dress and a fake crown. Not brother Heaton. My man went to Africa, planted a flag and claimed a land as his kingdom. Yes, he did.

Baby Boom: Federal Workers Were Busy ‘Getting Busy’ During Gov’t Shutdown

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It was nine months ago this week that the Federal Government experienced a partial shutdown. The budget impasse between House Republicans and the Obama administration over funding for Obamacare kept several thousand federal employees home for two weeks.

The bulk of those workers live in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area and now, nine months later, we have tangible proof of what many of those federal employees were doing with the extra time on their hands.

Emmy Noms: Network Monopoly Dead, Free Market Rewarded

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Today’s Emmy nominations prove that the American people’s power to choose freely in an open market forces that market to produce excellence. This may very well be one of the finest times in history for brilliantly written, produced, and performed TV dramas, and we have the free market to thank.

As viewers are increasingly in the position to exert their power over what to watch, how to view it, and when to view it, the market has responded with brilliant programming across multiple platforms.

Netflix and cable scooped up most of the nominations, especially in the coveted Best Drama category. Meanwhile, the archaic network TV model born out of a government-controlled monopoly was shutout.